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  • State Sen. Ben Allen Sponsors Bill to Transform Polling Places

    Colleen Beamish, Advisor to Sen. Ben Allen|Aug 24, 2016

    Legislation authored by Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) that he says will transform the way elections are conducted in California passed the state Assembly today on a vote of 42 - 28. "Our current system of limiting voters to one polling location on a single day has failed. It is time to implement a new voting model that allows people to vote conveniently, close to where they work, shop and congregate," Allen said. Under the new system, every voter will receive a vote by mail ballot that c...

  • "Citizens United" Measure Heads to Ballot

    Colleen Beamish, Press Liason for Sen. Allen|Jun 10, 2016

    Sacramento, CA – A measure authored by Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) and Senator Mark Leno (D – San Francisco) urging California's Congressional representatives to work to overturn the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision will appear on the November 2016 ballot. Today, Governor Jerry Brown allowed SB 254 to become law without his signature, clearing the way for the Citizens United question to advance to the statewide ballot. The 2010 Citizens United ruling by the US Su...

  • State Sen. Ben Allen Honors Amy Ziering as Woman of the Year

    Colleen Beamish, Cal. State Senate|Jun 1, 2016

    Every year, in a tradition dating back to 1987, the California State Senate celebrates Women's History Month by recognizing remarkable women throughout the state who make a positive difference in their communities. On Friday, May 27th, more than 200 community members joined Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) at the historic Santa Monica Bay Woman's Club as he honored Amy Ziering as this year's Senate District 26 Woman of the Year. "I congratulate Ms. Ziering on this honor which recognizes b...